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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

It is great if you
want something less sophisticated than Kubernetes. There is less complexity in scalling and there is freedom in configuring how you want to scale. Downside is that you can scale one particular micro service, maybe its not the best fit for a micro service based application.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

WebSphere Application Server

Large scale apps, EJB applications, Enterprise suite apps are where WebSphere Application Server will be most suited. Apps which need large volume and complex memory management also opt for WebSphere Application Server over Jboss.Small scale web services and REST where highly scalable server is not needed, WebSphere Application Server falls back. Simple servers like Tomcat and Jboss take the edge for small apps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
WebSphere Application Server
8.4
IDE support
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
WebSphere Application Server
8.0
Security management
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
WebSphere Application Server
7.8
Administration and management
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
WebSphere Application Server
9.2
Application server performance
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
WebSphere Application Server
8.5
Installation
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
WebSphere Application Server
8.7
Open-source standards compliance
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
WebSphere Application Server
8.3

Pros

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

  • Automation.
  • Increase/decrease capacity on demand based on rules.
  • Very flexible, but technical tool.
Carlos Becerra | TrustRadius Reviewer

WebSphere Application Server

  • It works out of the box. Its basic functionality is all there and everything works with no adjustments.
  • The functionality is there for fine tuning, to allow applications to be easier to access and quicker with some tweaks, but again, these aren't necessary for basic running.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

  • Sometimes decrease rules may not work.
  • New scaling policy creation is a bit confusing and do[es] no[t] have help.
  • Previous scaling policy screen no longer exists, so you need to understand what new interface actually does.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WebSphere Application Server

  • Ease of use in terms of deployment, give simple interface to do simple stuff like Tomcat, JBoss or GlassFish.
  • Takes long time to start the server.
  • The Liferay wars need to be decorated and then deployed. Perhaps we could simplify that.
  • Some of the concepts are good for complexity that WAS can handle but could be simplified and better documented, like concepts of well and profile, context, etc.
  • A Liferay war file created using Liferay Developer studio runs fine in Tomcat, however that may not run in WAS 7.x because it needs to be decorated. I had one war for a Liferay portlet with a simple cron job, and had hard time running to WAS server. It was running on the latest free download done on my friends m/c. Other times I have seen that there are issues running a war file that runs on Tomcat but runs on WAS after lot of customization for WAS.
  • The corporations like this however, the product may need better vibrant community of users where issues can be discussed.
Manoj Prasad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server 7.5
Based on 2 answers
When you have a 99.9% uptime, what else can you say? It deserves a 10.
Orazio Ray Pensabene | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Usability is good since we already know how AWS works. For those that are new it might be a little bit confusing at the beginning but they are improving it at a fast pace. Even though AWS keeps changing the user interface constantly, it is still powerful, understandable and easy to use. For technical people, they still offer the CLI.
Carlos Becerra | TrustRadius Reviewer

WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server 9.0
Based on 4 answers
WebSphere Application Server is used across our organization. Most projects use this for Java products and applications. Being robust and scalable makes it even more usable. We love using WebSphere Application Server due to its configuration management ability made simple and vast across all java related parameters. It is dependent on the features and upgrades and IBM releases some great upgrades to WebSphere Application Server.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Deploys fairly quick enough and like the roll-out update feature decreasing the downtime and also plays well with other integration tools as well.
Dinesh P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The platform works as is. The help and tutorials on the help page can help you to setup the entire platform without problems, and also provides help on a huge variety of problems.Amazon also provides support plans. We have the basic support plan, but Amazon offers three support tiers, and we know that it works perfect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server 8.7
Based on 4 answers
IBM was quick to respond when we had an issue with our specific infrastructure. We raised a PMR, which they picked up quickly and updated us about every step of the way. We had an appropriate fix for quite a business critical issue within a fortnight, which was impressive!
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

AWS UI's are better to use. They are cleaner.
Azure UI looks crowded. AWS instance is faster than Azure. Load balancer
emphases in AWS is useful.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

WebSphere Application Server

WAS is an IBM product and gels with IBM database product. So, we have decided to go with IBM WAS. WAS supports more data sources than Oracle web logic. So, ideally it can be used with multiple databases.
Rajesh Chandramohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

  • It has saved us time, since we don't need to manually monitor during busy seasons.
  • It is easy to manage than Kubernetes
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

WebSphere Application Server

  • Websphere Application Server maintain high availability of web applications.
  • It's highly scalable and we can configure the servers in production environment with ease.
  • With very less concerns Websphere Application Server provides full Customer satisfaction.
  • Easy integration with other components and widely used in web deployments and central integrated console for all the application is available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

WebSphere Application Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

WebSphere Application Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Application Server$88.501
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
8.0
WebSphere Application Server
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
WebSphere Application Server
7.5

Usability

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
7.5
WebSphere Application Server
9.0

Performance

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
WebSphere Application Server
8.0

Support Rating

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
8.5
WebSphere Application Server
8.7

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